Visual Studio for Raspberry Pi/Linux C++ Development

Since Visual Studio 2015 it is possible to develop software in C++ for linux systems.

This is pretty great if you are planning on developing software for a Raspberry Pi.

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Disable screensaver

In order to have your raspberry screen always on just edit the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf:

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Look for the line 


Change it to

xserver-command=X -s 0 dpms

then save and reboot.

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Julia Lang and IDE install

Julia (or Julia Lang) is a relatively new high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language. It combines C performance with Python readability and it mostly used for numerical computing.

Here is a simple guide to install julia and its “official” IDE – Juno.

“Walks like Python. Runs like C”

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Startup script

When it comes to run a script at Ubuntu/Raspbian startup it may be a pain. Where are some ways of doing it:

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Web Hosting

This guide is confirmed to work with MEO Technicolor TG784n v3 firmware v10.2.1.L but may be used as a reference for different firmware versions or different router models.

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Reset password on your WorPress site

Assuming you have access, either physical or remote access, to you server you can reset your WordPress site with the following steps:

  1. Change location to your site folder (probably /var/www/html)
  2. Download wp-cli:
    $ curl -O
  3. To easily use wp-cli:
    $ chmod +x wp-cli.phar
    $ sudo mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp
  4. List your site user using:
    $ wp user list
  5. And then update the password of a specific user with:
    $ wp user update [username] --user_pass=[password]

    where [username] is the user name and [password] is the new password

Based on:

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Raspbian – Printscreen


If you need to take a screenshot on Raspbian you will find that the PrintScreen key does not work at all.
Here is a solution for that! Continue reading

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